A survey of 150 MPs on when they were last made aware of someone having experienced domestic abuse.
- Over a third of MPs (35%) report being made aware of a constituent having experienced domestic abuse within the last month, and a further one in five report having been made aware of this in the last week (20%) or 3 months (21%).
- Two in five MPs (39%) say that they have never heard of a family member or friend experiencing domestic abuse. A similar proportion (37%) report that they have but that this was over a year ago.
- Half of MPs (50%) say that they have never heard of a colleague experiencing domestic abuse, with a further one in five (21%) reporting that they have but that this was over a year ago.
- Conservative MPs are twice as likely as Labour MPs to say that they have never been made aware of a colleague having been a victim of domestic abuse (66% vs. 32%).
- Male MPs are also significantly more likely than female MPs to say that they have never been made aware of this (54% vs. 38%).
Date Published: 30/07/2018
Categories: Policy Makers | Social | UK
ComRes surveyed 150 MPs between 11th May and 14th June 2018 using a combination of paper and online surveys. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.